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Positive value of information in games

  • Bruno Bassan

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  • Olivier Gossner

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  • Marco Scarsini

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  • Shmuel Zamir

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We exhibit a general class of interactive decision situations in which all the agents benefit from more information. This class includes as a special case the classical comparison of statistical experiments a la Blackwell.

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Paper provided by ICER - International Centre for Economic Research in its series ICER Working Papers - Applied Mathematics Series with number 26-2003.

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Length: 21 pages
Date of creation: Feb 2001
Date of revision: Jul 2003
Handle: RePEc:icr:wpmath:26-2003
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